I only wish I had the time to do a lot more with and for my son, but tongue in cheek, I believe I am still a far more involved and evolved father than what I have seen around me.
Am I competing with the mother or drawing parallels ….NO…not even in my wildest dreams! Mothers are truly God’s gift and “motherhood” is possibly the toughest job in the world. Mothers all over the world, take a bow. While moms have various other acronyms associated with them…helicopter mom, friendly mom, engaging mother…to name a few. There are hardly any which are popular or mainstream for the fathers.
I wonder why? Yes, mothers do play a pivotal role in raising the children but I think us fathers also have a significant role to play in the upbringing of the children – and it has to be a conscious choice we make – earning the daily bread and being the weekend dads does take the Mickey out of most of us! But this is something a lot of mothers do as well, and yet play a more involved role in upbringing (in majority of cases).
Well I believe that I am well on my way to becoming a “handz-on-dad”. It is something that I enjoy doing and it seems to come naturally to me. So my fellow parents…this blog is by no means an attempt to take over the role of the “Supermoms”…neither is it a demonstration of my hovering over my son (which doesn’t happen too much anyway L)
This blog is an attempt to share my little experiences, joys, traumas, escapades, and stories in raising my “best friend”…that is what my son calls me now…not sure if this would hold true when he becomes a teenager…J
I am not a psychologist so I will not give pearls of wisdom…I am not going to bore you with hourly updates and trivia’s…I hope to share real experiences which could lead to shared learning’s, pose my problems and concerns …and have generic discussions which I believe can be extremely useful not only to me but go beyond my immediate circle of friends and family… that is, only if you participate!
This attempt is only to create a forum of shared learning’s, experiences and stories which I hope would add to the fun of raising our young ones…